Sermon Archives

Series C
June 9, 2013

3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Have you ever thought about the old proverbial question: ‘What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable abject?’? Because our study of Scripture this morning will lead us to that very question. But first we should look behind the story reported in this text, where we must see two quite separate scenes developing. The […]

May 12, 2013

7th Sunday of Easter

On Thursday of last week, the church celebrated the Ascension of Jesus. As the account was read from the Acts of the Apostles, we were there with the disciples at the moment Jesus finally left them. And he left them staring up into space. After Jesus himself had disappeared into the clouds, they were still […]

February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday

The vocabulary for sin The psalm appointed for Ash Wednesday is Psalm 51. It is one of the seven penitential psalms in the psalter and it resonates with us as we hear it in the liturgy. It begins as follows … Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your […]

February 3, 2013

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

I recently received an e-mail containing nothing except a short quote from George Burns. “The secret of a good sermon”, it said, “is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.” I notice that the message was also sent to several of my colleagues, […]

January 27, 2013

3rd Sunday after The Epiphany

Gathered around the Word And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel. So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, both men and women and […]

January 13, 2013

1st Sunday after the Epiphany

There is a brass plaque set on the wall of Westfield House, overlooking the shared grounds it shares with our congregation in Cambridge. I shall recount its story. In 2005, an Old Testament specialist, named Deomar was called to be a tutor at Westfield House. In fact he had lived there while doing his PhD […]